Sneaking challenges into scientific talks!

20th July 2015

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

10 brave students embraced the chance to give their first ever talk during The Carl Singer Foundation Session at BYG Manchester. Each had two tasks to ‘hide’ in their presentation.

A huge well-done to Shaun Speldewinde and Yu Zhou (who missed the presentation and received the news in the loo!) both narrowly missing out on winning best talk.

And congratulations to Mariavittoria Pizzinga for her seamless winning integration of Bon Jovi’s Livin’ On a Prayer during her talk on mRNA localisation! Watch the montage of challenges!

Yu Zhou
Yu Zhou accepting his certificate in the men’s toilets!


See the full winning talk below:



Visit The Carl Singer Foundation website

The Carl Singer Foundation Donation Link


We’d also like to give a huge thanks to The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (SIM). Visit their website here

The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers





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